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    Default Could I speak to Ms Johnson, please?

    1. Mr Whitaker: Could I speak to Ms Johnson, please?

    1-Hang up I'll call you back.
    2-No I'd prefer to hang on, it's very important.
    3-Yes I'll put you through.
    4-Yes, I'd like to speak to the person who deals with paying your suppliers, please.

    I select 3-Yes I'll put you through.Correct?

    Thank you.
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    Default Re: Could I speak to Ms Johnson, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    1. Mr Whitaker: Could I speak to Ms Johnson, please?

    1-Hang up I'll call you back.
    2-No I'd prefer to hang on, it's very important.
    3-Yes I'll put you through.
    4-Yes, I'd like to speak to the person who deals with paying your suppliers, please.

    I select 3-Yes I'll put you through.Correct?

    Thank you.
    Where did you find this? #2 seems to be a response to #1.

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    Default Re: Could I speak to Ms Johnson, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Where did you find this? #2 seems to be a response to #1.
    The question was asked that way.
    “When you see a brother sin, be a private educator, not a public tribunal.”

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    Default Re: Could I speak to Ms Johnson, please?

    #3 is the only acceptable way to response to the original request to speak to Ms. Johnson.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Could I speak to Ms Johnson, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    1. Mr Whitaker: Could I speak to Ms Johnson, please?

    1-Hang up I'll call you back.
    2-No I'd prefer to hang on, it's very important.
    3-Yes I'll put you through.
    4-Yes, I'd like to speak to the person who deals with paying your suppliers, please.

    I select 3-Yes I'll put you through.Correct?

    Thank you.
    What a bizarre exercise! #2 and #4 would only make sense if spoken by Mr Whitaker later in the conversation. #1 is possible but if that were the response from a company's receptionist, I would stop dealing with that company and hope that the receptionist would be fired!

    #3 is the only line which makes any sense at all in response to Mr Whitaker's opening line.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Could I speak to Ms Johnson, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What a bizarre exercise!
    And it's not the only one you've been asking about recently, ucef.

    Where are you getting these questions from?

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    Default Re: Could I speak to Ms Johnson, please?

    ucef, it would make life rather easier for us all if you gave us the instructions for these questions you were posting.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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